Kentucky State University received written confirmation of its waiver request from its accrediting body to offer instruction via distance education for the remainder of the academic year. The campus announced online instruction through April 13, 2020 and will continue to monitor the COVID-19 health emergency and adjust accordingly.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges granted Kentucky State University a waiver to offer instruction via distance learning as a result of a request to do so because of the current global pandemic. The timely waiver reflects the managerial diligence of the administration and the unified actions of the Faculty Senate and Academic Affairs.
“This rapid response is exceptional news,” said President M. Christopher Brown II as he shared the SACSCOC’s approval for Kentucky State to offer 50 percent or more of any approved program by distance education. “The institution is grateful to SACSCOC and for the ability to implement an interactive and easy-to-navigate digital platform, engaging our students and faculty in a collaborative online learning experience.”
Should the pandemic’s consequences extend past the academic year, another waiver would be necessary to continue distance education.